Since we began posting over 40 contributors – PCI staff, overseas mission personnel, ministers, the Moderator and others – have posted over 70 blogs from Nepal to Kenya, on topics as diverse as discipleship and child protection, to the benefits of a good bike for refugees and asylum seekers.
In this new weekly catch up, you can visit for the first time, or revisit again, some of this week’s offerings.
Printed word: Presbyterian Herald editor, Sarah Harding, gives us an insight into April’s edition of the denomination’s magazine which reaches its 800th edition. You can read Sarah’s blog here.
Confession…: In the third in a series of five blogs on PCI’s Vision for Society Statement, public affairs officer Gavin Norris, reflects on the Statement’s third paragraph which begins, “We confess…” You can read Gavin’s blog here.
Sunday evening from a different angle: Impressed by two recent meetings in local congregations that involved brining the generations together, Graeme Thompson, PCI’s youth development officer suggests three basic principles to help congregations more broadly engage the whole congregation on a Sunday. You can read Graeme’s blog here.
From Alabama to Bangor: Ballygrainey’s minister, Rev. Graeme Kennedy, writes about the recent visit of two church groups to Bangor from their home town of Selma in Alabama. As they talked about the reconciliation in Selma, Northern Ireland and around the world, they reflected on how the gospel is the key to genuine reconciliation and peace. Graeme poses the question, ‘Do we believe it?’ You can read Graeme’s blog here.
Lost in wonder: Every fortnight people from a farming background, or who have a heart for the countryside, offer a personal reflection on faith and rural life. With evidence of God’s creation for all to see, Charlotte Stevenson writes that we often fail to stop and take in the beauty that He created all around us. Charlotte’s blog will be available here after 12 noon tomorrow.
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